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Old 05-14-2007, 09:56 PM   #15
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DAY 3

We are still in Arlington, Texas, trying to complete repairs and adjustment on Lucy.

A new tire was first on the list. We found a Goodyear dealer in nearby Grand Prairie that had the correct Marathon in stock. We took Lucy's wheel over there and had the new tire mounted.

We went back over to the KOA, hooked up Lucy, and headed over to Roger Williams Airstream in Weatherford (40 miles) to see David Tidmore. We had him look at the damage from the blown tire. He said it was so minor and unnoticable that he wouldn't mess with it. We also had David look at our Hensley. Lucy was riding a little high on the front end (good observation jordandvm). This was the result of last weeks debacle. Olivia's (our TV) hitch receiver developed fine cracks in the welds, and this really concerned me. I took her to a local shop and had them install a Hidden Hitch Class V receiver. This put Olivia's receiver height up about 3", making the drop on my Hensley hitch bar insufficient.

David Tidmore stocks all of the different Hensley hitch bars. I was able to do an exchange with him for just the shipping charge. David fixed me up with an 8" drop hitch bar and readjusted my entire Hensley hitch system. Now Lucy is towing perfectly level with equal drop on both the front and rear wheels on Olivia. David Tidmore was just great. He is extremely knowledgeable, and is more than willing to share his experience. He taught us a lot about setting up the Hensley. We feel much more confident now.

With all that happened to Lucy yesterday, I forgot to mention another extremely interesting experience. We were westbound on I-20 in Louisiana. There was a pick-up in front of us in the right lane. We were running about 65mph. The pick-up hit a pretty severe bump in the road. The pick-up's load which consited of a washer and dryer went straight up and the truck was travelling so fast that when the washer came down, the truck had completely cleared the area and the washer went straight down to the road and slid straight ahead, chasing the truck as it slid. Luckily I was in a position to change lanes and avoid what could have really been a disaster.

So far Lucy's trip has been very exciting. We are hoping that it becomes a little less exciting. I have attached a few pictures. The two people in the one picture are SuEllyn and David Tidmore.
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:10 PM   #16
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good reports moosetags...

i see david has got the canopies installed in the parking lot...

he's a good resource for us.

when/how long will you be in montana?

given you are so close at that point,

why not hop over to the trout lake rally for memorial day weekend.

great folks and an amazing area.

have you got a general route/timeline to share?

we may cross paths next week...

it's not right that a 2 year old receiver should have stress cracks...

not with your setup.

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Old 05-14-2007, 10:16 PM   #17
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There is a Montana Airstream Rally in Fort Benton, Montana,, just north of Great Falls on Memorial Day weekend,,, starts Friday goes thru to Monday morning,, i will be there,,,, weather is great,, you have great timing,,, yes,, Boerne Texas is not far from Hamilton ,,donna
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:00 AM   #18
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Brian, I am waiting for your next installment. I am looking forward to the cross country vacation vicariously through your trip report and photos. Can't wait 'till we can take a two-three week long trip in our "Changes".
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:06 AM   #19
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Can you stand any more excitement?

Bryan,

First a blown tire, now launching washing machines. Can it get anymore exciting? You guys be careful out there. We want to see you again at next year's can-opener.
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:36 PM   #20
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Slight detour

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it's not right that a 2 year old receiver should have stress cracks...

not with your setup.

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I have read many reports in other Forums about General Motors receiver cracks and failures. Just a FYI and no position taken on the topic by this writer.

Moosetags.

What a treat to go on an adventure like this. I'm sure you would have preferred not to have a flat or be attacked by a washing machine but these are the things that make travel exciting.

I am truly enjoying your travelog. It is helping me through the work day. Please keep us updated on your progress.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:19 PM   #21
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Keep it up.
Hope to start seeing some photos of y'all having fun...

We need a 'Lucy' cam
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:39 AM   #22
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Days 4 and 5

We finally made it to our friends' ranch in Matador, Texas, without further mishap. We've had a fun time at the ranch. We are heading out this morning continuing on our epic journey with Lucy in tow. Here's a few shots taken over the last two days.
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Sorry about the tire and washer and dryer incident. We are enjoying your
trip report. Have MORE fun.
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Day 6

We hooked Lucy up this morning and headed out of Matador. We decided to take Texas 70 up toward Amarillo. Got a good shot of an old Avion along the way. We saw some of the most beautiful fields of wild flowers. We continued through Amarillo, and into New Mexico. We hit some really heavy rain, but continued on. We drove by Capulin Volcano, and it was shrouded in a black rain cloud. We finally got to the KOA in Raton, New Mexico, just before dark. We had to make camp in the rain, but we're really glad to be snuggled into lucy for the night. It's 48 degrees. Lucy's furnace feels really good
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Great shots! We are really enjoying the updates!
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Your photos and reports are next to being on a trip too. Keep them coming.
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DAY 6

We broke camp this morning at the KOA in Raton, New Mexico. It wasn't a real pretty campground (see photo 1), but everything worked, and we were quite comfortable. Lucy and Olivia were really dirty from yesterday's run in the rain, so I hosed them off. It didn't do much good, but it made me feel better. We finally headed out about 10:00, started up I-25 and into Colorado. We hit the Subway in Walsenburg. It's a cute little town (photo 2). We made the obligatory stop at Camping World in Colorado Springs. We also made a stop at Sam's there for a few supplies and a new jump starter/air compressor as my old one gave up the ghost this morning. I have come to depend on that thing to maintain air pressure in all tires. We continued on and stopped for the night at the KOA on the north side of Fort Collins. We are now only 18 miles from Wyoming. That's very exciting when you are from Florida.
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We are now only 18 miles from Wyoming. That's very exciting when you are from Florida.
Thats a good deal, and it doesnt matter where you are from. Sounds like aside from washing machines and tires you are having a pretty good trip so far. Keep the updates coming and have a good time.
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